Podcast: The Sentimental Economics Of Disney Vhs Tapes – Network 1901

On this episode of the Network 1901 podcast, they talk about how they feel about the several items of Disney merchandise they have collected over the years.

This episode was more sentimental for me than expected. I fondly remember my Disney VHS tapes with the Mickey hologram on the side. And let’s not forget the Walt Disney World ad at the beginning of most tapes, with Mickey Mouse at the top of Spaceship Earth.

I have a collection of pins, autographs, small objects and clothing from Disney. Sometimes I wonder when it will be time to let go. After all, we have feelings surrounding this objects. Its not about the objects; it is about the fond memories we have with Disney characters.

Source: Network 1901 Podcast

The Walt Disney Company: Coco Tops US Box Office as Thor:Ragnarok Hits $500 Million International

Bob Iger, Pixar and Marvel Studios should be really happy with those numbers:

Pixar’s Coco made a dazzling debut over Thanksgiving, opening at No. 1 domestically with $72.9 million over the five-day holiday weekend. The film has already made history in Mexico as the No. 1 release of all-time in local currency with more than 1 billion pesos. Embraced by audiences and critics alike, Coco earned an A+ CinemaScore and is Certified Fresh at 96% on RottenTomatoes.

Also, Coco is building up in international markets:

With an international cume of $82.3 million, Coco has taken in $155.2 million worldwide through November 26. It expands internationally next week to France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Israel, Thailand, Panama and Peru.

And Thor: Ragnarok isn’t left behind:

With a thunderous $791.5 million at the worldwide box office, including $277.7 million domestically and $513.8 million internationally, Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok has surpassed $500 million internationally and sits on the cusp of $800 million worldwide. It is Marvel Studios’ ninth film to top $700 million worldwide and Disney’s fourth release of the year to do so. With an A CinemaScore and 92% Certified Fresh on RottenTomatoes, Thor: Ragnarok opened domestically November 3 with $122.7 million, maintaining Marvel Studios’ unbroken streak of No. 1 debuts.

Disney has had a great year of films, ending up with Star Wars: The Last Jedi. There’s no doubt Lucasfilm will win big at the box office, but can it top Episode 7 and the roster of Marvel films from this year?

Source: The Walt Disney Company

A New Trailer For Disney’s “A Wrinkle In Time”

A new trailer has been released for A Wrinkle In Time, a film to be released on March 9th, 2018. Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pi and Zach Galifianakis are some of the talents involved in the film.

In recent years, I’ve been wondering what is happening with some live-action films from Disney, as most of them end up barely reaching a quality standard or are just being ditched marketing wise. A Wrinkle In Time gives me hope for new material, besides the endless list of animated film remakes.

You can watch the trailer here:

Source:WDW News Today

Rob Plays: Richard Nixon’s Monorail Joyride at Disneyland

What do Disneyland, the Monorail and Richard Nixon have in common? Rob Plays has just released a video about the development of the Monorail and the problems Bob Gurr faced during the opening. Rob Plays always has well edited and researched videos about Disney’s history, detailing specific events. Of all the videos he has released in the past month, this one is my favorite.

You can watch the video here:

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Donate To A Good Cause And Win A Night At The Cinderella Castle Suite

Inside The Magic reports on this fundraiser from Omaze and the Florida Hospital for Children:

Donating just $10 will earn you 10 entries into this raffle with a very magical grand prize. The winner and five friends will receive:

A one night stay in the famed Cinderella Castle Suite

2-day Disney Park passes

Breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table

Round-trip flights to Orlando

Omaze uses a tiered donation system that allows you to donate anywhere from $10 to earn 100 entries to $5,000 to earn $50,000 entries.

The donations will benefit the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children, one of the premier children’s hospitals in the nation. Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children is designed to keep children comfortable, with a staff of world-class doctors, specialists, nurses and healthcare professionals.

Source: Inside The Magic

New Details Of The Live Action Mulan Cast

The Hollywood Reporter has new details on the star that has the role for the live action remake of Mulan:

After a yearlong worldwide search, Mulan has been found.

Chinese actress Liu Yifei, also known as Crystal Liu, is set to star as the title woman warrior in Disney’s live-action adaptation of the classic Chinese tale.

A team of casting directors visited five continents and saw nearly 1,000 candidates for the role, which requires credible martial arts skills, the ability to speak English and the most ineffable requirement of all: star quality. In deference to cultural accuracy, the studio focused on locating an ethnically Chinese young woman to play Hua Mulan, who disguised herself as a man to take her father’s army conscription in fifth-century China.

A Chinese actress was always the ideal candidate for this film. With China representing an important international audience for Disney, they finally opted for an actress that stays true to the culture and character it represents.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter